Australia is a continent and country surrounded by the Pacific and the Indian oceans. The country is in the Southern Hemisphere and hence the name “Land Down Under“. There are six states –

  1. New South Wales (NSW)
  2. Queensland (QLD)
  3. South Australia (SA)
  4. Tasmania (TAS)
  5. Victoria (VIC)
  6. Western Australia (WA)

And two major mainland territories –

  1. Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
  2. Northern Territory (NT)

Important information for traveling into Australia

  • Capital city: Canberra
  • Main language spoken: English
  • Tourist Visa: Visa is required to enter Australia (latest information can be found on Australian immigration website)
    • Things you can carry into Australia: The border protection force is extremely strict in Australia (ensure all things including souvenirs are declared correctly).
  • Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)
    • Forex Exchange: Currency can be exchanged at any international airports
  • SIM: Can be bought at any international airports by submitting a passport copy
    • ISD Code: +61
    • Phone service providers: Optus, Vodafone, Telstra and others
  • Cheapest airlines: Tigerair and Jetstar
  • Best Time to Visit/Weather:
    • Summer: December to February
    • Autumn: April to May
    • Winter: June to August
    • Spring: September to November
  • Driving licence: International unexpired valid driving licence is required



  • Airasia and Scoot are the cheapest airlines to get to Australia.
  • Tigerair and Jetstar are the cheapest airlines to travel within Australia.


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Travel Guide | Perth (5 days itinerary)

I have started traveling solo again, yaay! And this time to Perth, to explore this capital city in Western Australia. This is my second time here, the first time I was here I explored Perth for a weekend and now it will be for 5 days. Where is Perth? Perth is the capital city of the state …

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Rottnest Island | Australia

Travel Guide | Rottnest Island (Australia)

Rottnest Island is an island offshore from the city of Perth in Western Australia. It is famous for the cute looking quokkas. It is also famous for its pristine shallow waters and bays. How to get to Rottnest Island? There are return ferries run by two providers – Rottnest Express and Captain Cook Cruises. These …

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Transportation from / to Perth Airport

Perth airport is both domestic and international airport in the city of Perth. The airport is the fourth busiest airport in Australia. It is around 18 kilometres from the city centre. Taxis The taxis (Ola cabs) from the airport to the city centre costs around AUD 25 and is definitely the quickest way to get …

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Getting around in Perth

Perth has three modes of transport within the city. Trains Buses Ferries Perth Railway Station is the largest station on TransPerth network. The recent and up-to-date information on public transport in Perth can be found on TransPerth website. A stand alone one time ticket can be purchased at any of the train stations. SmartRider is the …

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Transportation from / to Sydney Airport

One of the most common questions I get asked when fellow travellers travel to Sydney is the mode of transport from the airport to the city. So, I decided to write a post about it. Sydney has two airports – one for domestic and the other for international flights. The airports are around 7 kilometres …

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Memorable experiences from Coober Pedy

My thoughts | Memorable experiences from Coober Pedy

At the beginning of my career break in September, I took a road trip to Coober Pedy from Adelaide. Coober Pedy was unique in itself and the road trip was really beautiful. We also had some memorable experiences during this trip. This post is to pen down those amazing memories. Memorable experiences from Coober Pedy  …

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